Tchotchke Watch: Obama 2012 Birth-Certificate Merchandise

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President Obama, his 2012 re-election campaign reminds us, was made in the U.S.A.

Obama for America is now selling coffee mugs ($20) or T-shirts ($25) emblazoned with the president's certificate of live birth. It appears to be the long-form version, bearing the signatures of both Obama's mother and a physician, which the White House dug out of Hawaii's records just in time to embarrass Donald Trump, birther extraordinaire. Obama released his long-form birth certificate on April 27, roughly half an hour before Trump spoke to reporters at a press conference in New Hampshire, where he had traveled to explore the possibility of a presidential bid.

If you're wondering what to get Donald Trump for Christmas, the mug isn't a bad option.

Image credit: Obama for America

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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